NFL Super Wild Card Weekend: Top moments you might’ve missed

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Nick Allegretti of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammates in the third quarter of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Nick Allegretti scored a rare big man touchdown for the Chiefs. Pic: Getty

The NFL playoffs have finally arrived and it’s fair to say Super Wild Card Weekend did not disappoint.

There was plenty of drama and controversy from an action-packed slate of games.

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Here are some of the weird, whacky and wonderful moments that you might’ve missed.

Bruce Arians’ helpful reminder

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians will seemingly do whatever it takes to win another Super Bowl, even if that means smacking his own players over the head.

Arians gave Andrew Adams a bit of a love tap in order to stop the Bucs safety giving up an unnecessary penalty in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brian Anger’s monster punt

It might have been the best punt of Brian Anger’s life, but in the end it counted for nothing.

That’s because the Cowboys punter hit such a bomb that the ball collided with the Jumbotron at AT&T Stadium and had to be re-kicked.

What a waste.

Cowboys fans get rowdy at refs

Dallas Cowboys fans let their feelings be known following their controversial playoff exit at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, by launching projectiles at the officiating crew as they made their way from the field post game.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had little sympathy for the referees, saying ‘credit to them’ when asked about the disappointing actions of the Cowboys fans.

Big man touchdown alert

There’s no denying the Kansas City Chiefs love a trick play.

That’s why no one should have been surprised when Patrick Mahomes found offensive lineman Nick Allegretti for a rarely-seen big man touchdown during their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kelce capitalises on Chiefs trickery

Allegretti’s touchdown wasn’t the only piece of trickery wheeled out by the Chiefs in the clash, with tight end Travis Kelce stepping in at quarterback on 1st and Goal.

Kelce duly found Byron Pringle in the end zone as the Chiefs extended their lead.

No pyro, no party!

The Chiefs provided so many fireworks on the field during their 42-21 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Steelers, that they ran out of fireworks off the field.

The Chiefs made sure to let their fans know the reason for the lack of pyrotechnics though, with this humble brag on their Jumbotron.

OBJ shows off versatility

There’s no denying Odell Beckham Jr is an elite athlete capable of wowing fans with his diverse skill set.

The Rams made use the wide receiver’s unique ability, calling on him to throw a 40-yard pass downfield to Cam Akers on a trick play in their clash with the Arizona Cardinals.

Unsurprisingly, OBJ nailed it.

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